The new Tureberg Church is situated in Sollentuna just outside Stockholm. Architect Helena Tallius Myhrman from Tallius Myhrman Architects wanted to do the Tureberg Church bold yet timeless. It’s a modern concrete church with sustainability in mind.
Most of the equipment in the round church is made of recycled materials. To the altar, baptismal font and the organ kabinett the artist Finn Ahlgren of Godspeed used recycled wood. The altar and processional crosses are made from recycled glass from scrapped televisions and monitors. The chasubles with its symbolic applications is made of durable linen made by the sewing circle of the local community.
The church wanted to order something that reminded of man’s faulty and incomplete, and that it is ok and something that can be highlighted and presented to and nothing to be ashamed of.
It brought the ideas to me on the broken and the ugly in design. How it is always sidestepped, and the enormous opportunities available to explore in an era when we want everything new, says artist Finn Ahlgren.
Photography by Mikael Kiesbye.